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Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

Highline Schools Foundation announces $10,000 ‘Impact Grant’ program

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will again offer $10,000 to one school or program in Highline Public Schools this fall through their 2nd annual Impact Grant—created as an effort to... [Read more]

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Start of school year to bring ‘big changes’ to physical education in Highline

Physical education (PE) teachers from across Highline School District are getting special training today – Thursday, Aug. 21 – on an innovative PE curriculum that will launch on the first day of school,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE: Bail set at $2 million for Burien man suspected in Kent shooting

UPDATE 8/21/14: On Thursday (Aug. 21), a judge set bail at $2 million for Leland D. Russell, 29, a Burien man suspected in Wednesday’s double homicide in Kent. The suspect was arrested on investigation... [Read more]

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together becomes reality.” - Yoko Ono On Sept. 27, the Burien Library will play host to an afternoon of #DreamsUnlimited through films,... [Read more]

Blood Drive will be held Friday, Aug. 22 at Serenza Salon in Burien

Blood Drive will be held Friday, Aug. 22 at Serenza Salon in Burien

The Puget Sound Blood Center’s Blood Mobile will be at Serenza Salon this Friday, Aug. 22 from 2:30 – 5 p.m., and donors are needed! There are still a few scheduled spots open, or people can stop... [Read more]

Free, back-to-school Block Party will be held this Saturday. Aug. 23

Free, back-to-school Block Party will be held this Saturday. Aug. 23

A FREE, community-wide back-to-school Block Party will be held this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Burien Free Methodist Church, located at 520 S. 150th. Hot dogs, sno-cones, espresso,... [Read more]

Free face painting by Burien Arts to be featured at Arts-A-Glow Festival Sept. 6

Free face painting by Burien Arts to be featured at Arts-A-Glow Festival Sept. 6

What’s fun and free? Answer: Face painting by the Artists from the Burien Arts Association at the unique Arts-A-Glow Burien Lantern Festival and Procession on Saturday, Sept. 6! Burien Arts volunteers... [Read more]

‘The Maury Island Incident’ UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix today

‘The Maury Island Incident’ UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix today

EDITOR’S NOTE: “The Maury Island Incident” is a short film that was shot and produced locally during the summer of 2013 (including The Tin Room Bar), and released in May, 2014. It was... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Tin Room Bar & Theater holding FREE Wine Tasting Thursday

Advertiser Tin Room Bar & Theater holding FREE Wine Tasting Thursday

Longtime Advertiser The Tin Room Bar & Theater will be holding its monthly – and FREE – wine tasting this Thursday night, Aug. 21, from 5 – 7 p.m. Here are the details: Michelle Brut Sparkling... [Read more]

Man arrested near Burien City Hall with drugs Monday

Man arrested near Burien City Hall with drugs Monday

On Monday (Aug. 19), Burien Police Department officers contacted two adults who were hanging out in some bushes near Burien City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street). Turns out they were drinking beer and hanging... [Read more]

Burien City Council approves ordinance controlling ‘disruptive’ public behavior

Burien City Council approves ordinance controlling ‘disruptive’ public behavior

by Jack Mayne The Burien City Council approved by a 6 – 1 vote an ordinance (excerpt above) updating the city statute for dealing with people on publicly-owned property “whose behavior is dangerous…

Sponsored Post Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Boulevard Park Place will be offering a preventive health event on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable,... [Read more]

Family, friends remember Carol Selander through Burien Arts donations

Family, friends remember Carol Selander through Burien Arts donations

Programs that offer free art workshops for students will be greatly enhanced by generous donations from friends and family to the Burien Arts Association in honor of Carol Selander, a Burien cultural,... [Read more]

‘Burien In Motion’ kicks off Travel Options Challenge

‘Burien In Motion’ kicks off Travel Options Challenge

Have you signed up yet with King County’s Burien In Motion program? If you live or work in Burien, you’re eligible to receive a free ORCA card with two weeks unlimited travel and to earn additional... [Read more]

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday!

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday!

REMINDER: For the fifth year in a row – this coming Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Cheveux Design: something new in Normandy Park!

Cheveux Design: something new in Normandy Park!

Welcome our latest Advertiser – Cheveux Design – a very special hair salon conveniently located on 1st Avenue South just south of the Manhattan neighborhood of Normandy Park/Burien. What’s... [Read more]

Shake things up at Burien Senior Program’s Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 19

Shake things up at Burien Senior Program’s Fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 19

Burien Senior Program’s annual spaghetti feed fundraiser is returning Friday, Sept. 19, with a delicious 3 course dinner, glass of wine, amazing silent auction and rockin’ entertainment by Paul Rodriguez... [Read more]

Sponsored Post John Knox Community Preschool has openings!

John Knox Community Preschool has openings!

Preschool is a place for growing, learning, curiosity, discovery and play. John Knox Community Preschool provides all that in a safe and nurturing environment. The outdoor playground features climbing,... [Read more]

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

Burien City Council slates Sept. 27 public meeting on city’s economy

by Jack Mayne For several weeks, the Burien City Council has been meeting almost weekly to hash out a draft of the community’s economic development plan to be presented to and debated at a public meeting... [Read more]

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

Former B-Town Blog Intern Bryan Shickmeister releases new cartoon

He served as our Intern for four years while attending Burien’s Big Picture High School, and now Bryan Shickmeister (aka Bryan Charles) is all growed up and going to Evergreen College in Olympia,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Custom-built home on nice secluded lot

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Custom-built home on nice secluded lot

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 17 – is a custom-built home on a nice secluded lot. This home has a desirable open... [Read more]

City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

City of Burien asking residents to complete ‘Community Assessment Survey’

The City of Burien is asking residents to complete a 2014 “Burien Community Assessment Survey.” “This biennial study has been conducted by the City every two years since 2008,”... [Read more]

‘Music in the Park’ finale is Thursday night at Burien Community Center

‘Music in the Park’ finale is Thursday night at Burien Community Center

UPDATE: Tonight’s FREE ‘Music in the Park’ concert has been moved to the Burien Community Center due to rain. It will feature reggae music from Longstride, starting at 6:30 p.m. The Community... [Read more]

Car hits utility pole, knocks out power in Burien/White Center Wednesday night

Car hits utility pole, knocks out power in Burien/White Center Wednesday night

A power outage caused by a car crashing into a utility pole at SW 116th and 10th Ave SW has knocked out power in the Burien/White Center area Wednesday night, Aug. 13. Seattle City Light’s outage... [Read more]

Minimum $15/hour wage discussion hits Burien City Council; plus, take our Poll

Minimum $15/hour wage discussion hits Burien City Council; plus, take our Poll

by Jack Mayne It wasn’t on the agenda for the Burien City Council’s Monday (Aug. 11) special meeting agenda but it dominated the first three quarters of an hour of the nearly three-hour session. There... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Wesley Homes holding Annual Open House on Sunday, Sept. 7

Wesley Homes holding Annual Open House on Sunday, Sept. 7

On Grandparents Day – Sunday, Sept. 7 – you and your friends are invited to join Advertiser Wesley Homes for a fun-filled celebration of their 70th Anniversary. The celebration will include: Great... [Read more]